I’ve owned the Huda Beauty liquid lips for a while now, but for some reason I’ve never actually made it a point to test them. I’ve heard a lot of good things, so I figured it was finally time for me to share my own thoughts!
Color: The color I’m testing today is Trendsetter! Sephora describes it as a “stylish brown nude”, which is almost spot on. I think that calling it a brown makes it sound somewhat intimidating, and it’s more of a neutral midtone nude. It’s darker and more neutral than what some people may consider a “nude”, but I personally don’t think it’s what people traditionally think of as brown. It’s all in your own preferences!
Packaging: I really enjoy the way that the packaging looks! It’s a beautiful frosted glass with the Huda Beauty logo on the side and a black cap. Unfortunately you can see that my packaging is a little off, and my cap doesn’t sit like it should.
Applicator: The applicator is a very standard doefoot that I think works very well with the formula!
Application: Like a lot of traditional liquid lipsticks that dry matte, this formula is very thin. It glides on very easily and is completely opaque in one coat; I didn’t have to dip back into the tube at all because of the thinness and ease of spreading.
Comfort: I was shocked while I wore this, because it was incredibly comfortable! Because of the thin liquid formula, I expected this to be drying and long-wearing just like the other products with a similar formula, but I didn’t feel like I needed to take this off at any point because of it being uncomfortable.
I would say that the good comparison of comfort with this product is any liquid lip with a moussey and thick formula, which is the exact opposite of this! So if you’re someone who doesn’t like a mousse formula and doesn’t want to have something drying, I think you’ll find that the Huda Beauty formula will be perfect for your needs!
Fading: Unfortunately, I’ve found that you’re always trading comfort for lasting power, and this is no exception. This product tends to fade rather quickly after eating a meal or just going throughout the day. While it will last longer than a traditional cream lipstick, you’ll still need to make touchups and can’t rely on it to stay around through everything.
I also noticed that it doesn’t seem to fade particularly well. It comes off the center of the lips pretty easily and leaves a dark ring of color around the edges, which doesn’t look cute at all. If it wears naturally without a meal, it still ends up looking kind of patchy. I’m not sure if that’s because of the color or not, but that just means that if you plan on eating you should also plan on bringing this along for touch ups.
Transfer: Despite the fact that there was so much fading, I didn’t notice a lot of transfer. When drinking my coffee, I didn’t see a lot of lipstick left behind on the mug. I didn’t see it coming off on my food either, so I’m not really sure where it went! I just know it didn’t say on my lips.
Final Thoughts: This is really a pretty good lipstick formula! It provides the ease of application and matte finish from a traditional matte liquid lip, while still having the comfort of a moussey liquid lip.
The fading is the worst part of the formula, but since it’s something that can be fixed easily and really isn’t too bad, I wouldn’t let that hold you back from purchasing this unless it’s a necessity that your lipstick stay put the entire day because you can’t touch it up.
I think the value from this formula comes from what you’re looking for; it’s $20 for each tube, which isn’t the most expensive, but it’s certainly not drugstore either. If you like your other matte liquid lips or moussey lips, I don’t think this is necessary. However, if you’re looking for an in between, this is a wonderful option.
The Huda Beauty liquid lipstick can be purchased on Sephora and the Huda Beauty website!